Christian Health Care Center (CHCC) in Wyckoff recently celebrated the completion of the newly renovated Bolger Gym & Wellness Center of the David F. Bolger Post-acute Care Unit (PACU), as well as Heritage Manor West Nursing Home by hosting an open house and tours of the renovated areas.
The event opened with a brief program in the updated Heritage Manor West Dining Room. Douglas A. Struyk, CPA, LNHA, CHCC President and CEO, shared his gratitude for all those who had a hand in completing this project. The program also included testimonials from two former short-term rehab patients. Following their remarks, CHCC leaders guided tours to local community members, donors who financially supported both projects, local healthcare representatives and other leaders, as well as those who worked on the project. Among those in attendance included New Jersey Senator Robert Gordon, Legislative District 38; Wyckoff Township Committeemen Rudolf Boonstra and Brian Scanlan; and Benjamin Fox, Wyckoff Township Chief of Police.
“In the season of thankfulness and giving, we are incredibly grateful for all those who supported and spearheaded the renovations at Christian Health Care Center,” Mr. Struyk said, “With the updated construction, CHCC is able to serve our patients in state-of-the-art facilities that match the excellent care we have been providing for more than a century.”
The new rehab gym at CHCC’s PACU, which has been named the Bolger Gym & Wellness Center, boasts 14,000 square feet with all new state-of-the-art equipment for patients to receive the best possible care from therapists. CHCC also features a Transitional Care Suite within the gym, one of few in New Jersey, which prepares patients to successfully and safely return home by working with occupational and/or physical therapists to re-learn daily living tasks within the home-like environment of the suite. This form of therapy has proven to decrease the amount of re-hospitalization needed following a surgery.
Heritage Manor Nursing Home also received necessary updates to its west wing. A hearth living room, complete with a double-sided fireplace leading into the all-new kitchen area, and updated dining rooms make residents feel at home within the Center, and less institutional. In addition to making the Center feel more like home, the former large Nurses’ Station has been replaced with smaller offices to allow residents to use more space in common areas as they would in their own homes.
LAN Associates of Midland Park, Visbeen Construction of Ridgewood, as well as other contractors and subcontractors were acknowledged by Mr. Struyk for their dedication, detailed planning, and work to turn a vision into reality by helping to transform both areas into beautiful functional settings.